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Grants Guide

Ongoing Opportunities

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Fund

Dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties 

Focus Fund Endowment

Designed to impact broad community needs and interests in all five counties

Marsha J. Smith Community Leadership Fund

Supports individuals from the Grand Traverse region in enhancing their leadership skills thereby improving the quality of life in our region

Grants for TCAPS

Two opportunities available for K-12 programs within TCAPS


Fall Field of Interest Grants Cycle 

Access to Recreation Endowment
Focused on supporting universal access design in the five-county region

John N. Barnes Environmental Education Endowment 
Focused on environmental education in Benzie County

Boys and Girls Club Endowment 
Focused on youth programs in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties

Campbell Endowment
Focused on promoting self-sufficiency by supporting philanthropic approaches to meeting basic needs in the five-county region

Elk Rapids Area Community Endowment
Focused on projects that enhance the Elk Rapids community

Elk Rapids Area Education Endowment
Focused on education in Elk Rapids

Genuine Leelanau Charitable Endowment 

Focused on integrated arts and other projects that benefit Leelanau County children and families in need

Grand Traverse Families in Action for Youth Endowment
Focused on serving youth and helping young people avoid substance abuse and violence

Healthy Youth and Healthy Seniors Endowment 
Focused on improving the health of youth and/or seniors

Land Use Conservation and Planning Endowment
Focused on supporting land use planning or stewardship activities

Joan Rajkovich McGarry Family Education Endowment 

Focused on programs and activities related to nutrition and, in particular, school aged children and obesity issues in Grand Traverse and Leelanau County

MSU/Big Ten Fund for Safe & Healthy Kids Endowment

Focused on supporting and promoting child safety and success with an emphasis on the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse

Northwest Michigan Osteopathic Endowment
Focused on medical professionals' education, innovative health education or research, and programs that respond to community health needs

Suttons Bay and Bingham Endowment
Focused on community projects and programs in Suttons Bay and Bingham Township and the Village of Suttons Bay

Jim Tompkins Endowment
Focused on youth in Traverse City

Traverse City Track Club - not available in 2021

Focused on programs that promote, support, and encourage running, race-walking and walking

Richard V. and Kimiko O. Williams Endowment 
Focused on Great Lakes maritime heritage, history, and education; stewardship of the Great Lakes; environmental conservation, education, and land use in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties 

Youth Endowment

Focused on supporting youth needs in the five-county area

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